Saint-Gobain (Paris) reports that it has finalized the acquisition of plastics processor LS Kunststofftechnologie GmbH (Wertheim, Germany). The company produces high-performance polymer components at two production sites in Wertheim and Neuhaus, primarily for the automotive and medical sectors. Saint Gobain describes the acquisition as a perfect fit with its strategy of emphasizing high-performance and co-developed solutions.
LS works almost exclusively with high-performance polymers to develop custom products. Molded parts include seal rings and thrust washers for gearboxes and drives and low-maintenance bearings. The development and manufacture of wear-resistant components and multicomponent applications also are areas of expertise.
Medical disposable products are produced in a segregated area to ensure that all processes from manufacture to packaging of the finished device are conducted under cleanroom conditions.
LS also has expertise in design, tooling, and testing.
The addition of LS to Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics will help boost international sales of its products, according to a press release published by Saint-Gobain.